Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Bites with Beer Cheese Dip
An air fried take on traditional fried jalapeño bites! Loaded with a quick Buffalo chicken filling, jalapeño halves are air fried until golden and served with a Bud Light® beer-cheese dipping sauce that comes together in a snap.
16 medium jalapeño peppers, halved, seeds and ribs removed
2 cups shredded Fontina cheese
2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 bottle (12 ounces) Bud Light® beer
MIX 1/2 cup of the Buffalo Wings Sauce and cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Stir in chicken, 1/3 cup of the shredded Cheddar and bacon. Fill each jalapeño half with about 1 tablespoon filling mixture. Sprinkle filled jalapeños evenly with remaining 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar.
PREHEAT air fryer on 370°F for 3 minutes. Spray basket with no stick cooking spray. Working in batches, place jalapeño poppers in single layer in fryer basket. Air fry 8 to 10 minutes, until heated through and cheese is golden brown. Repeat with remaining poppers.
MEANWHILE, place shredded Fontina and Gruyere cheese in large bowl. Add cornstarch and toss until cheese is coated. Bring beer to simmer in small saucepan. Gradually add cheese, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Transfer hot beer cheese to serving bowl; swirl in remaining 1/4 cup Buffalo Wings Sauce. Serve jalapeño poppers with beer cheese for dipping.
Test Kitchen Tip: To bake poppers in the oven instead of air frying, preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange poppers in single layer on large foil-lined baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbly and browned.